From urban life to countryside

@ally12 (1204)
Philippines
November 6, 2012 10:30am CST
I spent almost my entire life in an urban area. Urban life is often fast and easy. Then after eight years of marriage my husband and I chose to build our own home in a countryside in my inherited land. Tho nowadays life in a countryside is not that far from a city life but at least here we have enough space. I can do gardening I even starting to plant vegetables, I have my own tomato plant. We even cook our food using woods and charcoals, doing some extra works even tho we can choose to have our life easier. Our world keeps on modernization but Its like Im going backwards but I tell you Im enjoying and happy with my life now. Would you like too to spend sometime of your life out of the crowded, busy and noisy ambiance of your bright lighted city?
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@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
wow living in a countryside would somehow make any difference. a fresh air is present, spacious land where you can plant vegetables and fruiting trees and such. well, if you want to go to the city, if you have this will, then you can reach in there.
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@ally12 (1204)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
I grew up in city but Im more enjoying my life here now in a quiet place. Im starting my vegetable garden and maybe eventually do some business out of my garden products.
@Jenniffe (37)
7 Nov 12
Each life has its own advantages. People live in urban are much convient, the life is faster. Every day we meet is the light in tne evening. Sometimes fell longly. I don't know whether you have ths feeling. But live in the countryside, the life is slowly, the people are much nice then the people in urban. We know our nebourhood. say hello to everyone. also the air is fresh
@ally12 (1204)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
Yes its true there will always be pros and cons in our every choices in life. There are more enjoyment in the city, many places you can go for fun like bars and malls but its also a different level of happiness we can get from living in a place close to nature.
@Shavkat (56489)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
I will still live in the urban area. I am city boy, but I wanted to have a get way from town to rural areas for vacation. I don't think I can live in the country side that long.
@ally12 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
It isnt really easy to adjust from an urban life to rural living, but to have some short break from your busy crowded city would be great too.
@sishy7 (27667)
• Australia
7 Nov 12
Yes, I would. Especially when all my children live on their own. Even now we enjoy living in a very quiet small suburb after years of living close or right in the city.
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@ally12 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
I would say almost all of us would like once in our life to live in the city and enjoy what luxury and indulgement a city could offer but at the end of the day we will aim a quiet life and be just near with nature.
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
6 Nov 12
My mom and dad once built a home here in mexico outside the city. Now we are in the middle of the city here. We have a high school and a super market down the street from me. When i was 14 there was nothing but a few homes near by.
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@ally12 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
About 20 or 30 years ago there were only few houses here in our place, most were only nipa huts, a native house built with bamboo and covered with a thatched roof using nipa/anahaw leaves, but now I can say people here have fast improved. Many houses are already made of concrete, some have put up mini groceries and even a small wet market which we call here "talipapa".
@hexebella (1140)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Noooooooo! Like you, I also prefer a countryside life with nature all around me. Once I stopped working, I indulged myself with gardening, a very rewarding and satisfying activity. I long to milk my own cow, make my own cheese and bake my own bread. I also want to spend time with needle craft, and culinary. I am also dreaming to live beside a lake or river where I can paddle a boat and catch fishes. I hate crowds, I hate congested places, I want space, fresh air and blue skies. The only thing I would embrace with the modern age is the internet, it's so difficult to live without it, it is my window to the world :)
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@ally12 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
Hi hexebella, actually countryside now are no longer behind from modern technologies, we got what a city has but we have something that city dont have, the fresh air, the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, a simple life with piece.